Dogs

SARA (F)

(Born 04/2015; Arrived SOAR 02/2016)

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Greetings everyone.  My name is Sara, a mix of Border Collie/Cattle Dog/??? with an alluringly subtle brindle coat.  It’s crazy, but after a number months of easy living as the new kid in my former home, the other dogs up and decide to take a them-or-me stand, and well, you can guess the rest.  So here I am at SOAR by way of Brunswick County Sheriffs Animal Protective Services.  Oh well, better to have to go through these changes while I’m still very young, right?  Anyhow, I am enjoying the walks with the volunteers and even the commands lessons that I know will only make your job a lot easier after you adopt me (hint hint).  Oh by the way, I am spayed, and UTD on vaccinations.  See you soon.

CHASE (M)

(Born 04/2011; Arrived SOAR 01/2016)

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Hi, all – I am Chase, a 50-55 pound Australian Shepherd mix.  My humans had to move to much smaller quarters that they felt were not suitable for me and so they brought me to SOAR in hopes that I could find a new loving home.  In spite of it all, I remain a cheerful boy as my picture here would suggest.  So, please do not be sad for me, but do think about me if you have a spot for a happy fellow in your home.

BUTTERCUP (F)

(Born 03/2013; Arrived SOAR 01/2016)

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Pardon me everyone for being just a little late in reporting in.  I am Buttercup and as you can see I do have a Retriever’s sort of buttery coat.  I came in at the same time as my ex-housemates Jo-Jo and Queenie, but the SOAR folks wanted to give me a little extra time to get settled after having lost my home.  In just 3 weeks the volunteers have helped me overcome a lot of my initial nervousness.  Now I am off to foster care with Sarah and Josh and their three dogs and one cat for some fine tuning.  Follow my progress by going to SOAR’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SOARanimalrescue) and typing “Louie SOAR” in the search bar.  If you would like to meet me please call the SOAR Director @ 457-6340.

NINI (F)

(Born 04/2007; Arrived SOAR 01/2016)

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Hello everyone.  My name is Nini.  I am a Lab/Australian Cattle Dog mix, weighing 56 lbs.  I lived in the same Carolina Beach home for just about all of my 8 years but my family had to give me up following a succession of big changes in their life.  This has left me a little confused, but SOAR has already started working on helping me transition to shelter life.  I am feeling pretty upbeat – all things considered – and looking forward to life with a new loving family.

QUEENIE (F)

(Born 09/2006; Arrived SOAR 01/2016)

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Queenie here reporting to you from the SOAR kennel yard.  I was just getting ready to head out on a stroll with one of the volunteers when I thought it was about time I check in with everyone.  I am a senior girl – a sweetie of a Beagle mix who had been living with Jo-Jo and Buttercup until we had to be surrendered due to a family move.  Now we ladies don’t ordinarily like to talk about our weight but I might as well tell you anyway…I am just a little bit chunky.  I mean, after all, it’s not like my picture says otherwise.  But did I mention how sweet I am?  I am also spayed and UTD on vaccinations.  Hope to see you soon.

JO-JO (M)

(Born 04/2010; Arrived SOAR 01/2016)

***ADOPTED 02/08/16***

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“…Jo-Jo left his home in Tucson Arizona, for some California grass…”  Well, not quite folks, but I did leave my home in Rocky Point NC for some of this Southport-Oak Island grass.  I’m sure my ex-housemates Queenie or Buttercup have covered the why’s and wherefore’s quite nicely.  Suffice it to say that there’ll be no “getting back to where I once belonged”, but this friendly hound mix is ready to move forward.  I am a moderately active boy weighing in at around 30-35 pounds.  I have been neutered and I am UTD on vaccinations.  Come visit me when you get the chance.  

ELVIS (M)

(Born 02/2013; Arrived SOAR 12/2015)

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Howdy folks.  Elvis here, and you guessed right, I’m honest to goodness Treeing Walker “Hound Dog.”  SOAR brought me in as a stray with Raven, who is pictured right above me.  While he’s quite the self assured one, I am a little on the timid side so I might have to take a little extra time to get my paws on the ground.  I hope you won’t hold that against me.  I am UTD on vaccinations and I am microchipped.  At 37 pounds, I am looking forward to fattening up on some hardy meals here at SOAR.  See you around. 

TUX (M)

(Born 07/2013; Arrived SOAR 11/2015)

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Pardon my tongue everyone – I mean no disrespect.  I’m Tux, a 50-55 pound neutered Husky/Shepherd mix.  I was living in the same home as my pal Dylia before we were brought here, casualties of a family that had to go on the move.  My introduction to SOAR amounted to a romp with Dylia in the exercise yard before I ever got to my kennel.  I thought it was a good start.  Now Dylia has been adopted, but I have quickly formed friendships with some of my new pals at SOAR.  It’s pretty easy when you are friendly and playful.  See you around.

ZOEY (F)

(Born 12/2014; Arrived SOAR 10/2015)

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Zoey here.  For weeks and weeks at Animal Protective Services I watched that SOAR van come and go and now finally I will have to watch no more.  This place is nice and green, the air is fresh, and you can watch all the ‘comings and goings’ in a country setting while you wait for the big break.  Beautiful.  Oh yeah, sorry, so about me – I am a young Lab mix girl with maybe a dash of Border Collie, 40-45 pounds, spayed and UTD on vaccinations.  I heard some of the SOAR people saying I remind them of a smaller Baby - another Lab girl who lived here for a long time until she got her big break in June.  I’ll just have to take their word for it.  I am pretty athletic, and big on exercise – catch my 11/11/15 video post on Facebook - so I am hoping to find a home where I can be active.  See you when you get here.

      DIXIE (F)

(Born 12/2005; Arrived SOAR 02/2008, then 01/2009)

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Hello.  I am Dixie, a 10-year old female Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix, spayed and up to date on my shots. If I look familiar, it may be because you saw me on the back cover of PawPrints Magazine a couple of years back.  I was Pet of the Month you see for 12 consecutive issues.  Most recently, you might have spotted me strutting my stuff in the 2014 Oak Island Christmas By The Sea parade.  A sweetie when I came to SOAR with my 3 babies in 2008, I am just as sweet today – as long as we are not talking cats, that is.  They are not safe around me.  A nice couple adopted me during my first year at SOAR.  They had to bring me back after 6 months, not because I was bad, but because I was just a little too much for them to handle back then.  These were some of their comments on the surrender form: “Sweet”, “loving”, “smart”, “knows commands”, “good with other dogs”, “very social”; “too strong for old person.”  All true then and still true today.  Don’t miss my video on our Facebook page – 11/24/14 – catch me at one of my favorite things to do — running after the ball with my ex-SOAR pal Baby and flashing my soccer moves.  Won’t you give me the break I’ve been very patiently awaiting?  I won’t disappoint.

RAVEN (M)

(Born 07/2013; Arrived SOAR 12/2015)

***ADOPTED 01/24/16***

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MURPHY (M)

(Born 09/2012; Arrived SOAR 10/2015)

***ADOPTED 01/23/16***

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ZACK (M)

(Born 10/2013; Arrived SOAR 09/2015)

***ADOPTED 01/03/16***

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ALLIE (F)

(Born 06/2009; Arrived SOAR 05/2013)

***ADOPTED 12/12/15***

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OLIVER II (M)

(Born 06/2011; Arrived SOAR 07/2015)

***ADOPTED 11/28/15***

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DYLIA (F)

(Born 10/2010; Arrived SOAR 11/2015)

***ADOPTED 11/28/15***

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WILL (M)

(Born 10/2009; Arrived SOAR 10/2015)

***ADOPTED 11/17/15***

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KYRA (F)

(Born 08/2013; Arrived SOAR 10/2015)

***ADOPTED 11/07/15***

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PIPER (F)

(Born 08/2013; Arrived SOAR 09/2015)

***ADOPTED 10/30/15***

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JACKSON (M)

(Born 01/2015; Arrived SOAR 09/2015)

***ADOPTED 10/31/15***

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MELISSA (F)

(Born 01/2015; Arrived SOAR 08/2015)

***ADOPTED 09/29/15***

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LAYLA (F)

(Born 09/2012; Arrived SOAR 02/2015)

***ADOPTED 09/25/15***

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LYLA (F)

(Born 06/2011; Arrived SOAR 10/2011, then 03/2012)

***ADOPTED 09/26/15***

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SEAN (M)

(Born 03/2015; Arrived SOAR 08/2015)

***ADOPTED 09/12/15***

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GYRL (F)

(Born 01/2010; Arrived SOAR 02/2015)

***ADOPTED 09/08/15***

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COCOA (F)

(Born 09/2014; Arrived SOAR 08/2015)

***ADOPTED 08/26/15***

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JED (M)

(Born 08/2014; Arrived SOAR 07/2015)

***ADOPTED 08/26/15***

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MADDIE (F)

(Born 05/2013; Arrived SOAR 05/2015)

***ADOPTED 08/22/15***

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RYAN (M)

(Born 11/2014; Arrived SOAR 07/2015)

***ADOPTED 08/19/15***

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GUS (M) & LIBBY (F)

(Born 07/2008; Arrived SOAR 11/2009)

***GUS ADOPTED 07/11/15***

***LIBBY ADOPTED 08/17/15***

OLIVER (M)

(Born 04/2011; Arrived SOAR 05/2015)

***ADOPTED 07/22/15***

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BABY (F)

(Born 11/2008; Arrived SOAR 01/2011)

***ADOPTED 06/19/15***

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BENTLEY (M)

(Born 04/2010; Arrived SOAR 05/2015)

***ADOPTED 05/27/15***

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CHUB (M)

(Born 01/2014; Arrived SOAR 04/2015)

***ADOPTED 05/14/15***

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SONNY (M)

(Born 07/2014; Arrived SOAR 04/2015)

***ADOPTED 05/01/15***

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KITA (M)

(Born 12/2010; Arrived SOAR 12/2013)

***ADOPTED 03/31/15***

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ADDISON (F)

(Born 12/2012; Arrived SOAR 12/2014)

***ADOPTED 03/24/15***

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FONZIE (M)

(Born 07/2008; Arrived SOAR 08/2013)

***ADOPTED 03/14/15***

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SADIE (F)

(Born 08/2008; Arrived SOAR 08/2014)

***ADOPTED 03/09/15***

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BENJI (M)

(Born 02/2013; Arrived SOAR 12/2014)

***ADOPTED 03/02/15***

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WRIGLEY (F)

(Born 08/2013; Arrived SOAR 01/2015)

***ADOPTED 02/14/15***

Wrigley

ROCKY (M)

(Born 06/2013; Arrived SOAR 12/2014)

***ADOPTED 12/31/14***

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LOLA (F)

(Born 11/2013; Arrived SOAR 12/2014)

***ADOPTED 12/29/14***

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BABY BEAR (F)

(Born 11/2012; Arrived SOAR 04/2013)

***ADOPTED 12/13/14***

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DUKE (M)

***ADOPTED 12/05/14***

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OLLIE (M)

***ADOPTED 10/25/14***

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OWEN (M)

***ADOPTED 10/04/14***

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CLANCY (M)

***ADOPTED 09/20/14***

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RIDLEY (M)

***ADOPTED 08/30/14***

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BAYLEE (F)

***ADOPTED 07/30/14***

Baylee

CHOMPER (M)

***ADOPTED 07/12/14***

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MERLIN (M)

***ADOPTED 07/11/14***

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BARBARA (F)

***ADOPTED***

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BUDDY (M)

***ADOPTED***

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KING (M)

***ADOPTED***

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LUCKY (M)

***ADOPTED***

Lucky

ROMEO (M)

***ADOPTED***

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CANDY (F)

***ADOPTED***

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CHIPPER (M)

***ADOPTED***

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MAX (M)

***ADOPTED***

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HOPE (F)

***ADOPTED***

Hope

BLIZZARD (M)

***ADOPTED***

Blizzard

JASPA (M)

(Yes JASPA – not Jasper)

***ADOPTED***

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ANNIE (F)

*** ADOPTED ***

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MIA (F)

***ADOPTED***

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ZOEY (F)

****ADOPTED******

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TARBY (M) & HUSKER (M)

*****ADOPTED********

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                            LEMON DROP (F)

***ADOPTED***

MAJOR (M)

***** ADOPTED *****

MANGO (M)

***ADOPTED***

 

30 Responses to Dogs

  1. Dominick DellaRipa says:

    Hello one and all at SOAR…

    Just an update on Shorty. Well, going on 2 months and he is GREAT! He has a girl friend as you know, “Big” Nell a St. Bernard. They lie on the living room floor together and when not wrestling watching t.v. After supper we go for walks on the beach. Nell and Shorty chase each other and attack the sea weed monsters. They then explore the muddy pond and spend hours in the mud making quite a mess of them selves. Then baths and a little snack before bed. They never go far. Shorty is just as sweet as can be. His only bad habit in the house was going on the dinning room table to look out. We had a couple long discussions on that and he has stopped. Klink and Coco my long haired dachshunds are getting up in years and Shorty looks after them. Hope to shoot some pics soon, We’ll be up for a visit soon, Our best to all,

  2. DOMINICK DELLARIPA says:

    SHORTY! Well as every one knows Shorty is with me now 6 months. What a great guy. His girl friend Big Nell the St. Bernard and he make an odd couple. We can’t take them on walks togeather because they want to play and Big Nell can be over powering. Shorty runs like the wind at the beach. With his nose at night will bull doze all the covers off the bed. Will sit with me all day watching the critters in the woods or sit and watch t.v. all night. Now he used to jump on dinning room table at will. In past few months did twice. I had a long talk with him each time. He sulked.

  3. Dominick DellaRipa says:

    HELLO FROM HOLDEN BEACH! WELL IT IS APRIL ALREADY AND SHORTY IS DOING HIS SPRING CLEANING? HE WENT TO THE POND YESTERDAY FOR A SWIM! CAME OUT LOOKING LIKE A RIVER RAT. PRETTY STINKY TOO. SO OFF FOR A HERBAL BATH. HE HAS A NEW LADY NOW, HEIDI WHO IS AN 11 OR SO WIENER DOG. AS USUAL SHORTY IS SMITTEN WITH HER, BUT HIS REGULAR GAL PAL BIG NELL IS STILL HIS ONE AND TRUE LOVE.

    TIME FOR OUR TIME HONORED AFTER NOON WALK. SEE EVERY ONE SOON.

  4. Steve Salerno says:

    Hi, Dominick. I don’t believe we met when you adopted Shorty from us last year. I just want to say that I thoroughly enjoy your updates. As a long time volunteer who readily grows attached to the cats and dogs who come under our care, I can tell you it’s uplifting to hear of their good fortunes with folks like yourself. Rock on Shorty!

    Steve Salerno

  5. Mimi Brown says:

    Hi SOAR family,

    Although we moved away with Sampson(adopted in 2010, called Mr. BoBo Bear), we check on this great shelter often. Thank you for the work you do and the lives you change…both 2 and 4(sometimes 3)legged. I am always reminding my friends in Southport that you are OPEN FOR ADOPTION!

    Since our move, we have adopted another friend–Lily the lab. We have found a shelter here that does amazing work as well!

    Mimi Brown

    • Director says:

      Thank you Mimi! We couldnt do it with out all the support from our community and beyond. Give our best to Sampson and Lily!!

  6. DOMINICK DELLARIPA says:

    HI GUYS, IT IS MID JUNE ALREADY. LET YOU KNOW SHORTY IS HIS USUAL LOVEABLE SELF. I HAVE HAD SOME HEALTH ISSUES OF LATE AND SHORTY IS A GREAT CARE GIVER. HE STAYS CLOSE, OUT ONLY FOR BRIEF PERIODS BECAUSE HE HAS TO KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE ON ME. BETWEEN HIM AND HIS GIRL FRIEND BIG NELL I AM IN GOOD PAWS.

  7. Ann Gates says:

    Just wanted to let you know how well Zeke is doing since he came home to Ohio with us in March! He loved laying in the air conditioning this hot summer. He enjoys the company of his brother, Buddy, and sister, Diza. We go on long walks together. Our grandson, Niko, is seventeen months old. He and Zeke are the same height. Niko just throws his arms around Zeke’s neck and hugs him! Zeke just wags his tail and loves him back. We are all headed to Holden Beach in October and hope to stop by and say hello!

  8. DOMINICK DELLARIPA says:

    HELLO! CHRISTAMS ALREADY. RIGHT NOW SHORTY, YES, THE ONE AND ONLY SHORTY IS TAKING CARE OF LADY. WE GOT LADY LAST WEEK FROM ALMOST HOME DASCHSHOUND RESCUE. SHE IS A SANTUARY DOG. MAJOR OPERATION FOR CANCER LAST JULY. TOOK HER FOR CHECK UP AND X-RAYS, SO FAR, SO GOOD. SHORTY KNOWS SHE HAD IT TUFF AND WATCHES OUT FOR HER. AS WE ALL KNOW, SHORTY IS VERY SPECIAL. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

  9. Randy and Paula Thompson says:

    Hey Guys,
    Just wanted to say thank you. We adopted “Duke” from SOAR back in 2002. He was a Newfy/ Great Dane Mix that we had the pleasure of being his humans. He passed away last month after 11 wonderful years. We were so blessed to have shared our lives with him, he was a majestic, noble, loving family member that showed unconditional love. Thank you for the awesome work you do.

    • Steve Salerno says:

      Mr. and Mrs. Thompson,

      I started volunteering at SOAR in the beginning of 2005 so I did not have the pleasure of knowing Duke. I am nonetheless sad for your loss, but still glad we were able to connect you with Duke and help bring joy to your lives. Thank you for your kind words. God bless Duke.

      Steve Salerno

  10. Megan Carroll says:

    I love working with everyone and All the animals are so Awesome!!!! I have pictures I will post or I can send it to you and you can post it. Thank you again

  11. Didi Younginer says:

    Just a quick update on Jenni (formally known as Ruby). Jenni has learned a lot in the last year and a half. She has calmed down (somewhat, sometimes), become a perfect leash walker, a therapy dog and my best friend. We have a song about Jenni we sing quite often…”who’s the best dog in the whole wide world….Jenni, Jenni”. She really is the best. She loves every dog, cat, person and we recently found out that she adores, and is so gentle with, our new grandson.
    Thank you all for constant and continued help with those in need

  12. Steve Salerno says:

    Hey, Jenni. I remember Ruby very well…can visualize her right now. I think you might have stopped in Zeetlegoo’s one Saturday while I was there with some of our current SOAR residents…don’t remember whether or not she was with you. Thanks for the update and for giving her the chance to shine.

    Steve Salerno

  13. Charlie Pate says:

    I have a heart for animals, especially ones that have been rescued. My hat goes off to all that you all do and on Facebook I have started to share your photos for furry family members to be adopted. I hope you don’t mind me doing this with our your permission. I just moved back here from California and I am the founder / president of a children’s non-profit organization over in California. Now I am here I am doing what I can to give back. Again thank you for all that your are doing. Over in Calif it was devastating to hear of all the horror stories of pets being abused or abandoned.

  14. Matt LeBlanc says:

    Hello from Massachusetts! Up-date on Jasper (no A, he likes er better) He is such a great boy. He loves going for rides in the truck and enjoys going for runs in the woods! He is the best cuddle buddy anyone could have. He was stubborn at first but once he realized that he had a real home and that he was now a part of our family he warmed right up and now listens and wants to please. I couldn’t have asked for a better dog. I have some pictures and will be sure to send them to you shortly. Again thank you for allowing me this opportunity to gain a best friend. – Matt

    • Steve Salerno says:

      Hi, Matt. Thanks for the update on ‘no A’ Jasper, and please excuse the late reply. Glad to hear that living in the Bay State agrees with Jasper. I fondly remember him from his days at Brunswick County’s Animal Protective Services and then at SOAR. I can tell you that he was extremely popular with volunteers and staff at both places. I look forward to your sending us some pictures and anything else you would like to share with us on the subject of life with Jasper so that I can put something together for posting to our website’s Honor Grads page. THANK YOU for adopting.

      Steve Salerno

  15. Kelsey says:

    Hello everyone ! My husband and I adopted Mango (now know and Oki) last Summer. He is a very lovable dog and a wonderful cuddle buddy. He has adapted very well with our other dog and our 6 month old baby. He isn’t a fan of all the snow we had this past Winter in Delaware, but I don’t think any of us were. Sorry it took so long to give ya’ll an update but it’s been a very busy household !!!

    • Steve Salerno says:

      Kelsey, thanks for the update on our old (young) pal Mango. He made quite a few friends while he was here at SOAR and they will be tickled to hear that he’s having a fine time in DE. I will put a post on our homepage and Honor Grads page.

  16. Taylor Raine says:

    Hi soar
    Went to your adoption at oak island and saw Bailee she is so cute my husband would not let us get him but he changed his mind by then you guys had already left can you update me if has been adopted
    Thanks, Taylor

    • Steve Salerno says:

      Taylor…As far as I know, Baylee is still available. I have left a voicemail with our director, Cathy Robbins, regarding your interest, but you should call her as well at 457-6340.

  17. Lisa Phillips says:

    Howdy partners at SOAR, I want to thank you sincerely for taking care of my recently adopted trail buddy Kita. I will be taking him home to Kentucky on Tuesday.
    I am grateful for the compassion and the effort that everyone at this rescue has in order to make your animals so adoptable. I will do my best to strengthen the bond that your volunteers put on your dogs. Dogs don’t roll over for just anybody, but I think yours may. Many Thanks, Lisa

  18. Marlowe Moore Fairbanks says:

    Dear SOAR,

    In 2008, I adopted a non-housebroken 7 or 8 year old coonhound named Buck from you. He’d been with you almost a year and had been adopted/returned once before I met him. It didn’t take long for us to bond and become a family, and Buck (renamed Buckshot Lee Moore, called Buckley) was my faithful companion for the next four years. He died this past November of old age and had a wonderful life–I can’t thank you enough for taking him in, taking good care of him, and making our life together possible. He was a gentle, sweet spirit who ended up with a lot of friends and admirers over the course of his time with me. Thank you all for keeping SOAR going and making it possible for humans and animals to find each other. Many blessings, Marlowe

    • Steve Salerno says:

      Hello Mr. Fairbanks. Thank you for letting us know about Buck (“Buckley”). I have been with SOAR since early 2005, and remember him well. It is nice to hear that he made so many friends along the way, and it is obvious that he made a difference in your life, as I am certain you did in his. For whatever we did for Buck, and for you, I say, “you are welcome.” It is very gratifying to hear stories like yours, especially those involving the less obvious adoption choices. Here’s to Buckley.

      Steve Salerno

  19. Talena moss says:

    Is Maddie adopted yet?
    Can I get some info please?!!

    • Steve Salerno says:

      Talena…Maddie is still with us. We recently brought her in from Animal Protective Services in Supply after just having had a litter of pups. It looks like the 2-3 year old has had multiple litters. She was spayed last week and tested negative for Heartworm. That’s good news. She is a little underweight at about 25 pounds so we hope to see her gain a few pounds. Maddie is a happy girl – probably a mix of Flat Coat Retriever and Spaniel. She will probably be with us on the 30th for the adoption event at the Shallotte Petsense (see our Events page). Otherwise, if you would like to see her call us at 457-6340, or come by the shelter (8:00-12:00 M-W, F; 10:00-2:00 on Saturday). Thanks.

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